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Feds charge ex-DeKalb commissioner with taking a bribe, extortion

Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of extortion and bribery. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sutton is believed to have solicited two $500...


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Black Glam: Entrepreneur and hair stylist to the stars Kim Kimble reveals what...

Stylist to the stars, Kim Kimble, sat down with theGrio’s style correspondent Johnny Wright for a good catch-up session.
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WATCH: Ryan Coogler, John David Washington, Tichina Arnold and more at the AAFCA Awards

The 10th annual AAFCA Awards went down Wednesday night in Los Angeles and TheGrio was on deck for the star-studded affair that featured appearances...
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New Way To Play: Johnny Wright and friends embark on a glamping getaway

Johnny Wright is always looking for a good time, great food and new way to play.

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H&M launches collection to support LGBTQI+ community with Laverne Cox

H&M is ready to get you right for summer! The trendy retailer announced today, H&M's Love for All collection and campaign titled Stay True, Stay You in support of the LGBTQI+ community. And to kickoff the ca...

Black mother-daughter duo dish honest dialogue around sex, trauma, and other taboo topics in new podcast

Meet Keyaira and Tarawoner Kelly, the hosts of the new podcast"Talk To Your Mother (TTYM)" where the have honest convos around sex, life, and love.

WATCH: Three courageous Black women candidly share what life is like with lupus

Today is World Lupus Day and for the millions of people around the globe who live with the disease, it's a reminder that they're not alone.
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Jada Pinkett-Smith opens up about finding the balance between work and motherhood

For Jada Pinkett Smith finding the balance between motherhood and work hasn’t always been easy.



Jay-Z and RocNation sued by boxer alleging they’re to blame for brain injury

An LA-based boxer is suing Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports after suffering a traumatic brain injury in the ring. According to reports, Daniel Franco signed a four-year contract with Roc Nation Sports in 2015 with seven knoc...

Former NFL player faces rape charges of two women

A former NFL player who claimed he was house hunting last year, instead appeared in court to face charges of raping two women on Monday, according to prosecutors. --‘Three strikes’ sentencing reform leaves out Black inm...
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76ers’ Joel Embiid was in his feelings after playoff loss, and apparently isn’t ashamed

It's okay to cry when you lose...or not. Debate has been circulating in the sports universe over whether the Sixers center showed too much emotion after being shut down by Kawhi Leonard
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Lamar Odom confesses he slept with over 2,000 women ‘I am a sex addict’

Lamar Odom had a debilitating addiction to sex and drugs that almost killed him. --Lamar Odom returns to basketball in Ice Cube’s Big3 league-- The former NBA speaks his truth in a new memoir titled Darkness to Light...


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Roxane Gay and Medium launch ‘Gay Magazine’

Author and social activist Roxane Gay has collaborated with the online publishing platform Medium to officially launch Gay Magazine.
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Byron Allen reveals why his award from LA Urban League is especially personal during inspiring acceptance speech

Byron Allen, founder/chairman/CEO of Entertainment Studios, was honored with the 2019 Whitney M. Young, Jr.,...
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For your listening pleasure: 15 podcasts produced for and by young, bold, and multitalented Black women

For your listening pleasure, here are 15 of theGrio’s top binge-worthy podcasts run by and created with Black women in mind.

LL Cool J wins “Rock the Bells” lawsuit

Rapper, actor and TV host LL Cool J is celebrating a major victory, after winning his Rock the Bells lawsuit against Guerilla Union, Inc.
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‘Empowering Excellence’: Media mogul Byron Allen to be honored by Los Angeles Urban League

Byron Allen, founder/chairman/CEO of Entertainment Studios, will receive the 2019 Whitney M. Young, Jr., Award issued by the Los Angeles Urban League.